The Immigration & Settlement of the Black
Refugees of the War of 1812 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
by John N. Grant.
Approximately 2000 black refugees from the United States gained their
freedom and settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, thus making the
War of 1812 very important to their descendants.
Published 1990 by the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia. 190
pages with index
Mathieu deCosta was likely the first recorded black man in the region.
He served as an interpreter with the deMonts’ expedition. He was
fluent in the Micmac language as he had previously visited the area
with the Portuguese. Rose Fortune served as the first (and unofficial)
policewoman in Annapolis Royal.
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